Most people find themselves to be burdened, if not haunted, by their past. The reason for this lies in the nature of the human nervous system. While it has the capacity to experience a great amount of stimulation, certain events may challenge the system’s capacity and flexibility. Even seemingly ordinary events can be too much or be experienced as happening too soon or too fast, overwhelming the system to a standstill.
Such stress reactions may lead to the development of many different kinds of physical and psychological symptoms, patterns, or unfavorable life situations.
When past experiences have rendered one’s life source frozen or blocked it is difficult to be fully present in the moment.